Get off the pills!! I was taking ortho-tricycline for years, 50 yrs old, ended up in hospital with "cardiac event", got to choose a cardiologist, chewed me out royally for taking birth control pills @ my age (and my Gyno had recommended them to help me sail through menopause). Little did I know they could have killed me...Cause High Blood Pressure, Blood Clots--I was a heart attack waiting to happen and Dr. said I definitely was headed for a STROKE! Get the blood test to show if you are in menopause to know for sure. Use condoms, get a hysterectomy, whatever, but don't kill yourself! When young, the pill is great; no place for the over 50 crowd.
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